Kris Bryant leaves Rockies game after aggravating foot injury


The pain in Kris Bryant’s left foot forced the Rockies’ left fielder to leave Sunday’s game against the Dodgers in the fifth inning.

After Colorado’s 7-3 loss, manager Bud Black said that Bryant “aggravated” his left foot plantar fasciitis.

Bryant has been getting treatment and playing through the pain, but he was noticeably hobbled after sliding into home plate while scoring on Randal Grichuk’s two-run single in the third inning. Bryant made a running catch in the fifth inning but he struggled to catch up to the ball.

“We got him out of there and he was sore,” Black said. “It’s going to be bothersome moving forward until this resolves itself.”

Black said that the Rockies could still use Bryant as a designated hitter to hopefully reduce some of the stress on his foot. Bryant, who had a lower-back injury earlier in the season, has played in only 42 of the Rockies’ 103 games. He signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with Colorado.

Welcome, Kid. Dodgers outfielder James Outman, 25, homered on the first swing of his first big-league plate appearance and finished Sunday with three hits and three RBIs.

“Obviously I’ve dreamed of it, playing Wiffle ball in the backyard and stuff like that,” Outman said of his two-run homer off Colorado right-hander German Marquez in the third inning. “I never really thought it was going to be something that was going to happen. It’s awesome. When I hit it I thought it had a chance. I didn’t want to be the first guy to hit a ball off the wall and have it be a single for my first hit, so I was running out of the box.”


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